Monday September 16, 2013
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State Police in North Syracuse are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Saturday, September 14, at approximately 8:15pm on Brewerton Road (State Route 11) in the Town of Cicero.
The investigation revealed Donna Daniels, 56, from 5340 Tranquilla Circle in Cicero, NY attempted to cross from the east shoulder of Brewerton Road when a car, driven a Syracuse man, was southbound on Brewerton Road, and struck Daniels as she crossed the roadway. Daniels was transported to Upstate Medical Center for severe head trauma and pronounced deceased.
On Sunday, at about 11:15am, Lewis County 911 dispatched State Police - Lowville, and Lewis County EMS to a personal injury automobile accident on Pine Grove Road (CR-39) in the Town of Watson, Lewis County.
The investigation revealed that a pickup truck, operated by Floyd Farney, 70, of Lowville, was northbound on Pine Grove Road, entirely within the northbound lane of travel when he approached the crest of a hill, and immediately observed a southbound motorcycle, operating in the northbound lane. Mr. Farney took evasive action. The motorcycle struck the front of the Farney vehicle. Mr. Farney and his passengers were not injured. The lone male operator of the motorcycle was ejected, coming to rest on the west side of the roadway. The operator was pronounced at the scene. At this time, next of kin notifications are being made, and there is no expectation to release the identity of the victim (due to the severity of injuries) pending examination by the Lewis County Medical Examiner on Monday, September 16, 2013.
The investigation is on-going, and no criminal charges are anticipated.
Also on Sunday, State Police in Batavia investigated a fatality in Pembroke. Kevin Doktor, 54, of Boyce Road in Pembroke, was attempting to remove farm equipment that was stuck in mud. While doing so he became wedged under the equipment. Doktor was pronounced dead at the scene.